Ophelia

Ophelia
  • 2018
  • UK, USA
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Claire McCarthy
  • Cast: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton
  • UK release: 22 November 2019

Ophelia (Ridley) is an intelligent and head-strong young woman negotiating the furore surrounding the death of the kind and the marriage of Gertrude (Watts) to her brother-in-law Claudius (Owen). It never quite escapes its soft-focus YA roots, but clever casting and an alternative point of view puts a vibrant new spin on the character.

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Ophelia

18 Nov 20193 stars

Hamlet's ill-fated lover takes centre stage in this bold reimagining from Claire McCarthy

'It's high time I should tell you my story myself,' says Ophelia in voiceover at the beginning of Australian director Claire McCarthy's bold reimagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet, which wrests the focus away from its traditional male protagonist and…

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